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CINCINNATI, Ohio â Turnovers were the story Saturday (Nov. 1) as Marygrove women’s basketball fell in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Asbury (Ky.) in a neutral-site contest, 93-67. The Mustangs (0-2) coughed up possession 34 times, 13 more than the Eagles (1-0) to drop their second game in as many days to open the 2014-15 campaign.
Senior guard Raeha Weaver (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) poured in a career-high 27 points and added five rebounds to help keep the Mustangs battling Saturday, but the Green and Gold couldn’t match the Eagles efficiency throughout the contest.
The bulk of the Mustangs’ struggles would occur within the game’s opening 20 minutes. The Mustangs would dig a 52-27 hole at the half largely due to 26 first-half turnovers. Down 25 at the break, the Mustangs calmed down for the second half, surrendering only eight possessions via turnovers to play to an even final stanza. In all, the Mustangs played the Eagles tough in the second half to lose the neutral-site contest by 26 points â one more than their halftime deficit.
Weaver’s career-high 27 points paced the Mustangs offensive effort as teammates Dominique Staten (Detroit, Mich./Dakota College) and Malika Flenorl (Battle Creek, Mich./Kellogg CC) added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Staten pulled down seven rebounds, while Flenorl pulled in five of her own in the non-conference setback.
Asbury was led by Brittany Warren with 14 points.
The Mustangs will have to wait 10 days to hit the hardwood again with their next contest coming Nov. 11 at Goshen (Ind.).
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Category: Women's Basketball